Perl API

Dave Peticolas
Mon, 30 Oct 2000 22:44:03 -0800

"Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." writes:
> Dave Peticolas, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
> >Who uses the Perl API?
> I do.  But I suspect that I'm one of the few.  I just don't have the
> time to (re-)learn scheme.  I used lisp in the 80s but these days, I
> only use it for (X)Emacs.
> >The reason I ask is that the Perl API is rapidly becoming out-of-date
> >as the engine is extended and the swig interface is not kept up to date.
> >Given the difficulties of using swig, we'd like to drop it.
> >
> >Is there any interest in keeping the Perl API? Is anyone interested in
> >maintaining it?
> I definitely don't have the time to work with it a lot but I certainly
> want it to stay around.  Look at how long it took me to respond to this
> message.
> Possibly I could help Clinton to maintain it in the distribution?

Ok. The engine is changing a lot these days, so I would hold off on
doing any work on it right now. When it's starts to stabilize, anyone
who is interested should feel free to update the swig API work. This
will require a fair bit of time, btw, as the API will have changed
quite a bit.